This email with the subject "Dear: honorable contractors," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 17 Dec 2010 05:38:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "OFFICIAL EMAIL" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR. MOHAMMED S. BARKINDO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC). OFFICE LOCATION: NNPC TOWERS HERBERT MACAULAY WAY, IKOYI LAGOS NIGERIA. Dear: honorable contractors, I am sending this letter to you based on information gathered from the foreign trade office in the chamber of commerce and industry, i believe that you would be in a position to help me in my bid to release the sum of One Hundred Million United States Dollars (US$100 Million) in your favour. i am the Executive Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). This committee is principally concerned with contract appraisals and approval of contracts in order of priorities as regards capital project of the federal government of Nigeria, ECOWAS and united nation. With my position, I have successfully secured for myself the sum of one Hundred United States Dollars (US$100 Million). This amount was accumulated through undeclared windfall from sale of crude oil during the gulf war. What i need from you is to provide a safe information which the funds will be release since Government officials are not allowed by law to operate on this funds. It has been agreed that once we receive your full information, the mentioned funds, will be ready to be release to you via your choice of payment. Sequel to the federal executive council meeting held this morning to pay some contractors and estate entitlements owners the funds by the federal government of Nigeria, ECOWAS and United Nation. I need a more reliable and trust worthy person or a reputable company to do business, which hence this letter to you, so if you can prove yourself to be trusted and interested in this deal, then i am prepared to do business with you. What i want from you is the assurance that you will let me have my share when this amount of US$100 Million is released to you. If this proposal satisfies you, endeavor to forward your complete full information bellow for submission and to call me for more information of your payment: +234-7093859150. Full name: Full address: Phone/mobile: Occupation: Age/marital status: Copy of driver's license/Id: Note that your respond should be at our alternative email address:(firstname.lastname@example.org) Regards and best wishes, MR. MOHAMMED S. BARKINDO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC).